Bob Schaper

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Name: Bob Schaper
Date registered: June 25, 2013

Latest posts

  1. A Day in the Life of Veterinarian — September 18, 2014
  2. Eastbound Beltline Opens After Crash — September 16, 2014
  3. Day in the Life: Stay-at-Home Mom — September 2, 2014
  4. Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships — August 28, 2014
  5. Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium — August 27, 2014

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  1. Sen. Prozanski Drafts Marijuana Measure — 3 comments
  2. Brownsville Celebrates Stand by Me — 2 comments
  3. New Law Regulates Animal Rescuers — 2 comments
  4. Crews Remove Large Tree from House — 2 comments
  5. Eugene Mission Loses Health Care — 2 comments

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Fighting Cancer with Friends

SALEM, Ore. — When Ryan Bendel and his mother think back on that trip to Florida so many years ago, all they remember are the good times. Never mind that it was paid for by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and that Ryan was suffering from his second bout with brain tumors. At the time, they didn’t … Continue reading »

Charging For the Finish Line

EUGENE, Ore. — Major carmakers are just beginning to tap into the market for electric vehicles. But one group of students at Thurston High School has already mastered the technology. And they’re using it to drive their cars all the way to the finish line. “We normally have about 24 kids sign up for the class,” said Mark … Continue reading »

Sen. Prozanski Drafts Marijuana Measure

EUGENE, Ore. — Two years after voters rejected a push to legalize marijuana, a Eugene legislator wants to try again. In 2012, voters narrowly shot down a plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Now, state Senator Floyd Prozanski, a Eugene democrat who also serves as the chair of the judiciary committee said the 2012 … Continue reading »

Diving For a Dream

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ore. — In the beginning, before he was sent to Vietnam, Rick “Smitty” Schmitt dove to ease the pain. After breaking his back at the age of 14, he spent a year trapped inside a steel body brace. In those days, when he was still a boy, his only interests were Jacques Cousteau and National … Continue reading »

New Indoor Driving Range in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Okay, golfers. Listen up! Just because its foggy and wet outside doesn’t mean you can’t work on your swing. Starting Jan. 15, the Willamalane Center features an indoor driving range. It’s open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. It cost $5 for a large bucket, and you don’t have to be … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race Applications

EUGENE, Ore. — It seems like last year’s Great Rotary Duck Race just ended, but it’s already time to plan for this year’s. Applications for groups that want funding from the race are now being accepted for the 2014 event. The deadline for applying is Feb. 3. Five organizations will be selected to receive about $50,000 each in proceeds — … Continue reading »

Recall Drive Launched in Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — For the second time in three years, a recall drive has been launched against Coburg city leaders. In paperwork to be filed Friday afternoon, organizers want to fire the mayor, Jae Pudewell, and city councilors Jerry Behney and Brian Pech. The petition accuses Pudewell of “poor judgement” and claims he’s made bad … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Branches Could Close

EUGENE, Ore. — Both branches of Eugene’s public library could be shut down because of the city’s budget shortfall. Members of Eugene’s budget committee have proposed six options to save money. Five would shut down the Sheldon and Bethel branches. It’s a move that would save about $651,000 in the next fiscal year, which starts … Continue reading »

North Eugene Students Dash for Charity

EUGENE, Ore. — Local students made a mad dash for charity at the Grocery Outlet on River Road Tuesday morning. Kids from nearby North Eugene High School had just one minute to grab as many cans of food as they could. It’s all part of Project Give, an annual drive to help needy families. This … Continue reading »

Paying It Forward…Again

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Like so many good things in life, this one started with a profound act of kindness. A remarkable gift was given to the City of Oakridge in the summer of 2011. A Texas couple on the the Secret Millionaire TV show gave hundreds of thousands of dollars. The school district, the town’s … Continue reading »

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